Pirates pluck Cardinals

Olivia Ohnstad (12) floats above five Cardinal defenders to put up a shot in the Pirates’ win over Luck on Friday night.

Stacy Coy | Sentinel

LUCK—The Lady Pirates recorded a conference win on Friday night as they traveled to Luck to take on the Cardinals. The Pirates took control early and sailed to a 53-34 victory to take hold of third place in the West Lakeland standings.

Grantsburg jumped out to a 13-0 lead and kept the Cardinals scoreless for most of the first half with Luck not getting on the board until just over 8:00 left in the half. After letting Luck get within five points, the Pirates cranked up the scoring once again and headed to the locker room with a comfortable 22-9 lead.

They dominated the boards, especially offensively, giving them several chances to score while holding the Cards to one and done on the defensive end.

Grantsburg kept the momentum going, outscoring the Cards 31-23 in the second half to secure the win.

The Pirates had three players in double digits with Olivia Brock leading the charge with 18, including a six for eight night from the charity stripe. Brooke Quimby was next on the list with 16 points with Olivia Ohnstad close behind with 13 points on the night. Linda Harmon chipped in four points with Janessa Bonneville adding two.

“Olivia Ohnstad had a terrific first half and her offense kept us in the game. We started strongly with a bit of a press but then we hit a long cold spell where we just could not score,” Pirates coach Penny Curtin said. “Olivia Brock came on strong in the second half and helped to assure our victory. It was a physical game and we did get into some foul trouble – over all a great win for us.”

The Pirates will head to Clayton on Thursday for a doubleheader before playing host to Northwestern on Saturday for a matinee game. The game will begin at 2:30 p.m.